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Dead On the Island

(1991)
(The first book in the Truman Smith series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Anthony Award winner Crider introduces private investigator Truman (Tru) Smith in this promising start of a series. Having returned to his native Galveston, Tex., to try--unsuccessfully--to find his missing sister, Tru spends his days reading Faulkner and running. His old friend Dino disrupts his solitude when he asks Tru to locate Sharon Matthews, whose mother had worked in one of the string of whorehouses run by Dino's uncles when they controlled Galveston in the days of wide-open morality. At first Tru thinks the girl ran away after she discovered her mother's past. But when he finds Sharon's boyfriend murdered and then is beaten up outside a Houston nightclub, Tru begins to fear for Sharon's safety. The disclosure of a vital secret by Dino leads Tru to dig into his own and Dino's pasts to find the answers for several crucial questions. Crider ( Too Late to Die ) has created another well-drawn protagonist, this time a moody, introspective PI in the finest tradition, who works in a seamy city smoldering with old and dangerous secrets.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Bill Crider's Dead On the Island

Hardback Editions

May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead on the Island
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 0-8027-5787-1 / 978-0-8027-5787-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Island: Truman Smith Private Eye
Author(s): Bill Crider
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Availability: Amazon   


December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Island: Truman Smith Private Eye
Author(s): Bill Crider
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 1995 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Dead on the Island
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 1-883268-19-2 / 978-1-883268-19-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spellbinders Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead on the Island (Truman Smith Private Eye Book 1)
Author(s): Bill Crider
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA